La Vuelta "Experience" - Salamanca to Asturias

  • Location

    Salamanca to Asturias

  • Duration

    8 Days | 7 Nights

  • Length

    60 - 100km daily

  • Climb

    500 - 1,500m daily

3 Sep 2018 - 10 Sep 2018

La Vuelta a Espana is one of the 3 cycling Grand Tours, and it is highly under-rated as a cycling event and a recreational cycling tour. In so many respects it is as exciting, beautiful and fascinating as the other Grand Tours, but with its own personality.

"In 2013 I rode over 3,000km to all corners of Spain following every kilometre of La Vuelta. I can attest that La Vuelta really is as great as the Tour de France and the Giro, but with a unique Spanish character. Some of my best and most memorable cycle moments in my 63-day Grand Tours adventure were on La Vuelta - from turquoise beaches in Galicia, to the mighty wild Pyrenees, to the streets of Barcelona and the Mediterranean coastline. La Vuelta also has some of the most passionate crowds on the steepest climbs in Europe. And then there’s the food …" Keith Tuffley, Founder - Grand Tours Project

You too can enjoy the adventure and beauty of La Vuelta. Our team of experts at Grand Tours Project has selected our favourite stages for this "Experience" tour - week 2 of the race (stages 10-15) - starting in Salamanca and ending in Asturias. This week of racing has a good mix of flat days, medium hills, and big mountain stages - and we will experience three fantastic mountain finishes. On each stage, we'll follow the best 60-100km of the actual Vuelta race route, just a few hours before the pros, so we can soak up the support from the vocal crowds on the roadside.

We will also relish the local Spanish food and wine, and enjoy lovely accommodation throughout the tour. And we will also have much closer interaction with the pros during the race compared to the Tour de France.

Full details of the itinerary will be added shortly. In the meantime contact us to register your interest.

We are also offering the "Ride Every Kilometre" option for La Vuelta, so if you're feeling strong, join us for this tour. Or you may wish to join us for La Vuelta Getaway for a 3-stage option.

Total price: From €3,150

  • Ride the best 60-100km of 6 Stages of La Vuelta, just a few hours before the pros
  • Enjoy the ancient town of Salamanca, beautiful Galicia, and the mountains and coast of Asturias
  • Watch La Vuelta stars fight for the red jersey, from the best possible vantage points, including three mountain stage finishes
  • On every stage, enjoy the passionate and vocal Spanish supporters wherever we cycle
  • Relish the local Spanish food and wine, and relax in the lovely villa's (some with a pool - perfect on a hot day!)
  • Expert planning and support from our team (guides, mechanics, drivers)
  • Maximum group size: 14 (with 2 guides)
  • Bike rental (carbon frame and Shimano Ultegra or equivalent) available